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    Tyre Removal

    I was planning on doing some DIY wheel refurbing and I was wondering how to get the tyre off once it is deflated? Can i just use a wide flat metal bar to level on/off or is there a special tool?

    I am buying a compressor, adaptors, tyre pressure monitor and a pile of other tools, since it was far far cheaper to do this and change the suspension myself than go to a garage! Just wanted to check I didn't need anything else before I went about ripping the car to bits!

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    You can use tyre levers.....but it's bloomin hard work !

    Can you not just tape the tyre up and work on the wheel ?

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    I suppose I could, but I just thought that it may have been better to remove the tyre to do the whole wheel. I was going to do a colour change while I was at it (well actually multiple colours ) so I thought having access to spray the whole wheel would have been a must?

    If it was deflated enough i thought i could probably just plastic bag the tyre and work around I suppose...

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    if your only painting them,ie not getting them sand blasted then you may aswell just mask it all up! when i was a valeter a had a tool which fitted over the rim allmost like a big circlip but really deep,which saved allot of time!

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    That sounds useful! Any idea where I could get one of those from and how much? Also was it adjustable for wheel size?

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    not sure where they came from or cost,yeah they adjust as a circlip would for different sizes, and were deep enough to protect the tyre/car

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    I recently got a body shop to referb my wheels... all they did was defate them and mask the tyres off before spraying them

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    My dad used to paint the wheels on his old golf regularly. so often that he got a sheet of mdf and cut the right sized hole in it. lay it over and spray
    0-60 in 6.5 secs and 48mpg- winner!

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